South Boardman, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Boardman, Michigan - Basic Facts

The South Boardman Census Designated Place had a population of 558 as of July 1, 2017. South Boardman ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Boardman is located at latitude 44.6357 and longitude -85.2874 in Kalkaska County. The formal boundaries for the South Boardman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Kalkaska County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The South Boardman Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583765) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Boardman Census Designated Place is located within Township of Boardman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kalkaska County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Boardman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Boardman, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 558
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 558
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 169
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $48,592
Average Household Income $58,635
Per Capita Income $21,851


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $113,500
Average Home Value $126,734


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.36%
Households 0.54% 0.29%
Families 0.46% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

South Boardman, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Boardman to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 518 25th
Population Density # 635 8th
Diversity Index # 578 17th
Median Household Income # 297 57th
Per Capita Income # 460 34th

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